Subaru Wheel Torque Settings

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Car wheels sometimes have two settings -- one for chrome wheels and one without. Learn about Subaru wheel torque settings with help from an expert in the automotive industry in this free video on auto repair.

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Hi, I'm Bob Holcomb from Apex Automotive in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Today, we're going to talk about wheel torque settings. I'm going to use the torque setting for a 2011 Subaru Tribeca. When I looked it up in the manual it gave me two different settings, one for chrome wheels, one without. I'm going to use the setting for without chrome wheels. They say it's 88 foot pounds. I'm going to set my torque wrench to 88 foot pounds. I'm going to attach it to the wheel. I've already set the emergency break so that I can torque this wheel. I'm going to pull on the torque wrench and turn the lug nut until the wrench tells me I've reached 88 foot pounds and there I've reached it. I can check the other nuts by pushing on my wrench to make sure that they're at least 88 foot pounds and I can see that they are. I always want to check my torque by crisscrossing the bolts, one side to the other, never go in a circle, go one side to the other. That makes the wheel attach to the hub much more squarely. If I tighten these bolts too far, I could cause damage to the wheel, the bolt or the brake system. By using the manufacturer's torque settings, I'm not going to cause any damage to the wheel, to the bolt or to the brake system. And that's how to torque your wheels. I'm Bob Holcomb from Apex Automotive in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.


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